artificial intelligence

Europe’s AI Act falls far short on protecting fundamental rights, civil society groups warn

Civil society has been poring over the detail of the European Commission’s proposal for a risk-based framework for regulating applications of artificial intelligence which was proposed by the EU

Portugal’s ‘predictive maintenance’ startup Stratio pulls in $12M Series A round led by Forestay

The fleet management industry needs to be able to predict when a truck or a van is about to break down. Not only does this prevent millions in lost revenues, but it also has huge implications for supp

Clearview AI told to stop processing UK data as ICO warns of possible fine

Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI is facing a potential fine in the UK. It has also been handed a provisional notice to stop further processing of UK citizens’ data and to de

Particular Audience takes in $7.5M to give retailers way to take on Amazon

Particular Audience provides product discovery tools for retailers to offer personalization without compromising personal data.

Investors: Up your ante at the iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021

The “oil bidness,” as they say in Texas, is so 20th century. Data, artificial intelligence and machine learning are the power triad fueling the future. If you’re an investor placing bets on the

Flowrite is an AI writing productivity tool that wants to help you hit inbox zero

When TechCrunch asks Flowrite if it’s ‘Grammarly on steroids’, CEO and co-founder Aaro Isosaari laughs, saying that’s the comment they always get for the AI writing productivit

In a crowded global market, Canadian AI startups’ fundraising results stand out

More dollars, rising deal sizes. What's going on in Canada?

Don’t miss the product demos at iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021

The iMerit ML DataOps Summit 2021 kicks off on December 2 — that’s just eight days away. Are you ready to improve your DataOps chops? More than 2,500 senior leaders in AI and ML will be in the vir

Ex-Microsoft exec Harry Shum leads ‘digital economy’ research center in Shenzhen

The International Digital Economy Academy (IDEA) quietly opened last year, perched among ultramodern office buildings on Shenzhen’s side of the river border with Hong Kong. While geographically

Verbit lands $250M Series E at a $2B valuation to expand its AI-powered transcription platform

Less than six months after raising a $157 million Series D round, AI-powered transcription and captioning platform Verbit announced today it has closed $250 million in a Series E round that values the

Klarna offers ‘Pay Now’ option in US, Klarna Card coming soon

Klarna has doubled its customer base in the United States to over 21 million customers. 

Data collection isn’t the problem: It’s what companies are doing with it

Collecting data based on a vague hypothetical scenario indicates a lack of intuitive understanding of what kinds of data are actually important to collect from users.

China’s AI giant SenseTime readies Hong Kong IPO

One of China’s biggest AI solution providers is a step closer to its initial public offering. SenseTime has received regulatory approval to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, according to med

San Diego-based startup LifeVoxel raises $5 million seed funding for its AI diagnostic visualization platform

San Diego-based startup LifeVoxel has raised $5 million in a seed round to bolster data intelligence of its AI diagnostic visualization platform for faster and more precise prognosis. The platform, du

Jina.ai raises $30M for its for its neural search platform

Berlin-based Jina.ai, an open source startup that uses neural search to help its users find information in their unstructured data (including videos and images), today announced that it has raised a $

TechCrunch+ roundup: 5 pitch deck slides to fix, initial viable product, MLOps acceleration

This is a fantastic time to found a startup, but unless you plan to bootstrap it, you will still need to go through the laborious exercise of crafting a pitch deck.

EU’s data protection adviser latest to call for ban on tracking ads

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB), an expert steering body which advises EU lawmakers on how to interpret rules wrapping citizen’s personal data, has warned the bloc’s legislators

Why Sabre is betting against multi-cloud

In January, Sabre, the travel technology company that probably managed at least some aspects of your last flight and hotel bookings, announced a 10-year partnership with Google Cloud that would see it

Kettle books $25M for its reinsurance platform against fire and other catastrophes

One of the most noticeable — and noted — effects of climate change has been its impact on how other events in the environment — be they natural or man-made occurrences — play o

Zuma takes in fresh capital to convert your next apartment tenant lead into a contract

Given its product market fit in real estate, Zuma now aims to implement its business model into other industries with sales teams, like healthcare, automotive, insurance, education and fashion.
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